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Planning and Forecasting Manager
Kingston upon Hull

About the Role

This is a great opportunity for someone who has extensive experience of working in a planning role within a busy call centre environment. The role is a reasonably new function to the team and requires someone with a strong analytical background to create forecasting models, interpret data and provide business insight to the senior management.

 Main Responsibilities:

  • Working in a multichannel contact centre providing demand and forecasting planning to ensure operational efficiency
  • Devise, implement and consistently review the call forecasting models, and roster patterns for staff including the accommodation of annual leave and absence
  • Manage the real time function to ensure all resources are utilised and respond to disruption quickly to minimise effect on the business
  • Design and create a suite of MI Reports
  • Analyse data to identify any trends and patterns which can affect business performance
  • Highlight areas for improvement and put forward recommendations to the senior management
  • Conduct weekly meetings with the Operational Managers to review forecasting requirements, scheduling, recruitment and shrinkage
  • Design and implement short and long term forecasting plans across the business
  • Train staff on the forecasting and planning software

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience of working in senior planning position in a call centre environment
  • Exceptional communication skills with experience of working with the senior management team
  • Experience of working with telephony platforms and advanced Excel skills
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • A passion for achieving results


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